I’ve been though this too many times… This really is advice to live by. It already says everything I could type on the matter.
Respect and love yourself without fear of harming others but treat them the same way.
Were you ever in this position? What did you do?
Myself, I realized that too late but I’m trying to abide by this advice now.
One time, there was this someone who didn’t appreciate the efforts I made to help him. It wasn’t a love story, I was just helping someone. I wasn’t looking for recognition but it hurt to be discarded with no second thoughts, time and time again. I was silly and kept helping that person till I somehow said “no more!” and walked away.
Looking back, I ask myself why I didn’t do that sooner but I was foolish then and the experience I gained is enough to keep me moving on and not dwelling on the past as much.
Be yourself, be happy, know when to give up, say no and don’t look back. It’s not worth it in the long run.
A great post that illustrates the myths of love and connects with the image I posted:
- Love equals sacrifice is a lie (jdselmser.wordpress.com)